U. S. Copyright Office outlines “Priorities & Special Projects”

October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011. Orphan works, preservation for libraries, mass digitization, and fighting digital piracy are among the priorities set by the Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante this week in a paper outlining the U.S. Copyyright Office's "priorities and special projects" for the next two years. In all, the paper articulates 17 priorities in the areas of copyright policy and administrative practice, and 10 "new projects" designed to "improve the quality and efficiency" of the U.S. Copyright Office’s services in the 21st century. The paper also summarizes the  state of global policy, including U.S. trade negotiations, anti-piracy efforts and international discussions of exceptions and limitations.

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